A 37-year-old male asked:
why can't i donate blood, when i am on norvasc and zocor (simvastatin)?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Blood donation : I don't see any reason why not.
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Blood donation: There could be other reason/s why they do not allow you to donate blood. How high your blood pressure when you were there? I know that a small amount of Norvasc and zocor (simvastatin) in the blood can be detected and combination can increase risk for muscle damage. Perhaps this is something they want to prevent from happening to the blood receiver. Sometimes, blood center has different stringent criteria.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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